I've seen the insert that comes with the packaging. The nurse told me once it might work better on thinner skin areas like the insid of biceps or inner thigh.
I guess what I was asking if anybody that does use this has found a particular area that works better.
I'm not sure what you mean by "works better" (absorbed more quickly? ...drys more quickly?, etc.). As I indicated in my previous post, what "works better" for me in almost all aspects is to get injections rather than use the gel. However, if you prefer to use the gel, and have the insert (information/instructions sheet) that comes with the pump, then I'd recommend following the instructions. Presumably the "rules/instructions" therein are based on experience gained during and from the development and trials and not on speculation.
Rule 4 says: "Men should apply gel to starred (upper arm/shoulders) or shaded (abdomen) areas ONLY
(my emphasis). From the drawing(s) it would appear to me that "upper arm" could include the biceps (and I'm pretty sure that that was one of the areas that I coated). There is no mention of the upper legs.
Rule 5 says: "Apply AndroGel only to healthy, normal skin on your abdomen (stomach area), shoulders, or upper arms. In this way your body will absorb the right amount of testosterone."
Rule 5 also says (as I mentioned previously): "Never apply AndroGel to your genitals (penis or scrotum)."
(emphasis in instructions) Rule 10 says: Once your hands are washed and the application site is covered with clothing, there is little risk of transferring testosterone to someone else's skin due to bodily contact. If, however, yoou expect direct skin contact with someone else, you should wash your application site(s) with soap and water before that encounter. This will reduce the chance that the medicine will transfer to the other person.
Collectively, these two rules would indicate to me that applying the gel to your inner thighs might not be a good idea since transfer could occur between the upper thigh(s) and penis/scrotum (especially if you sweat in that area).
In the Q & A part of the instructions, it again emphasizes avoiding skin-to-skin contact with another person:"What should I avoid while using Androgel?"
"It is important that you do not spread the medicine to others, especially women and children. Be sure to wash your hands after applying AndroGel. Do not allow other persons to contact your skin where you have applied AndroGel
(my emphasis), especially pregnant or nursing women."
Since the instruction also emphasize that AndroGel should not come in contact with the genitals, it would seem to me that to be safe this advice would apply to inner thigh/genital contact as well.
As best I recall, the early Androgel instructions indicated an additional area where the gel could be applied (but I've forgotten where that was). Since the new instructions do not include that area, I assume that the current instructions may reflect observations and experience gained during usage of the gel by the public.